Bill O'Reilly is an aging, conservative Catholic bloviator who doesn't have a uterus but has lots to say about those who do. He has become the national media spokesperson for those who, in seeking to take women back to the back alley, believe that the rights of fetuses supersede those of women. He received a "Courage Award" from a hate group for his contributions to a climate of hate in which Dr. George Tiller was murdered and he is now praised by anti-choice fanatic and Fox fave Lila Rose. As part of his "looking out" for us, O'Reilly now claims that he's on a divine mission to "fight for the unborn" which, in O'Reilly's warped mind, is "protecting the kids." And as America's fetus guardian, he knows what they're thinking! And so can you if you follow O'Reilly's Thursday "Tip of the Day" and read all about it in his latest column, "What the Babies Would Say?" - an article that, along with fetus channeling has more patented Dr. Tiller bashing and more patented Bill women hating.
Bill's advocacy on behalf of the unborn took, as we know, was really ugly during his years long defamation of Dr. Tiller, an abortion doctor who performed late term abortions for legal, medical reasons involving threats health and life. But that didn't matter for O'Reilly who carried on a vicious campaign of lies and smears directed towards Tiller. The former Kansas Attorney General, who unsuccessfully persecuted and prosecuted Tiller, stands to lose his KA law license in part because of his Factor appearance when he spoke about confidential medical records after having been warned not to do so by the Kansas Supreme Court. During his crusade against Tiller, O'Reilly penned an article, featured on the website for the radical Operation Rescue, titled "Who Will Save the Babies?"
O'Reilly's newest article is yet another anti-abortion screed. He starts off with another attack on Caroline Kennedy who, as a Catholic woman, spoke in favor of reproductive rights (Bill put quote marks around the phrase) at the Democratic Convention which he describes as a "pro-abortion pep rally." He expressed dismay at a Salon article written by a Catholic woman who believes that life begins at conception but still maintains that abortion is a woman's choice. Bill asks who gave the writer (cue the death threats from Bill's "pro-life" fans) the right to "to determine that her life is better than the fetus that she carries." (Uh, the Supreme Court?) In the true spirit of "pro-life" misogyny, he accuses women who seek abortion as "executioners."
Bill's ongoing obsession with Dr. Tiller came in the next section of the article in which he resurrects the same lies and smears about Tiller that he promoted on The Factor. He asked the readers to remember how Tiller would "drill a hole" into a "baby's" skull for any reason including anxiety. Bill exaggerates. There is no drilling but, rather a small incision made at the base of the fetus' skull. Bill is lying when he says that these abortions were done for "any reason" when most of the procedures were done on deformed or disabled fetuses or for women with desperate cases including a nine year old whose body would have been torn apart by childbirth. Once again, in denigrating women who had this procedure, he shows his misogyny.
After whining about how "far left loons" blamed him for "martyr" Tiller's death, O'Reilly, who has never experienced an unwanted or medically compromised pregnancy, defended his anti-abortion advocacy with the comment that "there comes a time when a human being has to either face evil or admit to allowing it." He pontificated that abortion should "never be celebrated or used as political tool" because "viable babies are human beings." (She who carries it, meh!) He concluded: "If they could talk they would tell Mary Elizabeth Williams and other pro-choice zealots that their lives should not be marginalized by someone who thinks she's the boss. That's what the babies would say."
Hey Bill, the Salon writer (your newest fatwa target?) has just as much right to determine what's best for her as you have the right to advocate for that right to be taken away. Hate to break it ya, Bill; but women - not you, not the state, and not your church - are the boss of their own bodies. Denigration of those who support a woman's bodily autonomy show who is really the "zealot." And if fetuses could talk, they might thank the woman who saved them from a life of disability and abuse. They might be grateful to be spared a childhood of poverty made worse by people like you who would call them moochers and deny them a safety net after forcing them to be born. If anything, they would probably tell you to STFU!!!
BTW, O'Reilly wants folks to tell him what they think of his article. He's on Twitter and his e-mail is [email protected]. So help him out, please!